Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Author Contributions: Dr Grant had full access to all of the data and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Grant, Fridkin,
Acquisition of data: Grant, Chang.
Analysis and interpretation of data:
Grant, Fridkin, Chang, Park.
Drafting of the manuscript: Grant,
Fridkin, Chang, Park.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual data: Grant, Fridkin, Chang, Park.
Statistical analysis: Grant.
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Grant, Chang, Park.
Supervision: Fridkin, Park.
Preparation: Grant, Fridkin, Chang,
Approval of the manuscript: Grant,
Fridkin, Chang, Park.
Funding/Support: All funding and material support for this work was provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and state and local health departments. All Active Bacterial Core surveillance is supported by the Emerging Infections Programs of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management,
analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review,
or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The use of product names in this manuscript does not imply their endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Use of product names were necessary to report factually on available data. The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Additional Contributions: The Active Bacterial Core surveillance provided assistance in data acquisition and critical review of the manuscript (Pam Daily, MPH, California Emerging Infections Program, Oakland; Art Reingold, MD, MPH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Ken Gershman,
MD, MPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver;
James Hadler, MD, MPH, Pat Mshar, BS, Lynn Sosa, MD, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford; Carrie Shuler, DVM, MPH, Georgia Division of Public Health, Atlanta; Wendy Baughman, MSPH, Georgia Emerging Infections Program, Atlanta; Gita Mirchandani, PhD, MPH, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore; Jane Harper, RN,
MS, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul; Bernadette Albanese,
MD, MPH, New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe; Ann Thomas, MD,
MPH, Julie Hatch, MT, Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland).
The Fusarium Keratitis Investigation Team and the public health community helped with case identification and investigation.